Thousands of people downtown ran out of City Hall and several high rise buildings after feeling Tuesday’s earthquake, but making for the nearest exit isn’t what the experts recommend.
Yesterday we were dealing with an earthquake. This weekend we may have to prepare for a hurricane. When a disaster strikes many of us come to rely on our insurance when we need to put the pieces back together.
Fran Burns, the commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, says there are complex regulations in the city’s construction code regarding potential earthquakes.
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“The first thing you should not do is evacuate a building,” says Dave Schrader, director of communications for the Red Cross. He says the best thing to do during an earthquake is to stay where you are and get under a sturdy desk or table.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island Philadelphia and New York City.
Neighbors on Calera Road in Northeast Philadelphia weren’t sure what to think after hearing a loud boom Friday night.
Several reports of an explosion in parts of Northeast Philadelphia late Friday night turned out to be a 1.7 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating several reports of an explosion that took place a little before 10 p.m. Friday evening.
Earlier this week, Honda Motor Company warned U.S. dealers that it will run short of popular models like the Civic because of parts shortages caused by Japan’s March 11th earthquake.
Toyota says its manufacturing operations won’t be back to normal until the end of this year, because of last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Dr. Uli Rodeck, professor of dermatology and radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson Univeristy Hospital, has received a federal grant to test several drugs that would treat radiation exposure.
Linda Hasunuma, an assistant professor of government at Franklin and Marshall College, says it could take take a long time for life in Japan to return to normal.
There is high anxiety in Japan over the safety of their water and food supplies, amid the prolonged nuclear power plant crisis.
Radiation protection expert compares radiation on cars to dust on a desk.